Lead Buyer - Marketing at TransUnion

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What We'll Bring

At TransUnion, we have a welcoming and energetic environment that encourages collaboration and innovation. We’re consistently exploring new technologies and tools to be agile. The environment gives people the opportunity to hone current skills and build new capabilities, while discovering their genius.

Come be part of our team – you’ll work with great people, pioneering products and cutting-edge technology.

What You'll Bring

BA/BS degree or 8-10 years of equivalent experience in Strategic Sourcing, Procurement and Global Vendor Management.

Extensive knowledge and experience of working in the Marketing category of expenditure.

CPSM, CIP certification or other related procurement certification preferred

Advanced experience in contract terms and conditions, procurement methodologies, finance, operations, controls, negotiations, and accounting preferred.

Ability to gather and communicate complex business requirements.

Comprehensive knowledge of sourcing and category management.

Plan and manage projects across business and functional groups.

Ability to analyze business processes related to or impacted by sourcing projects.

Experience with managing, negotiating vendor agreements in M&A scenarios including transition servicing agreements (TSAs)

We’d Love to See:

Advanced quantitative analysis to identify financial impacts of decisions and performance for complex or newly identified categories managed. Perform business process analysis and develop models to improve cost. Collaborate with stakeholders to define SLA's for suppliers and measure the appropriate criteria, such as: delivery of business results, cost reduction, quality and timeliness of delivery. Conduct research, perform benchmarking, and gather market analysis for assigned categories.

Experience assisting in the authoring of contract documents, including service level exhibits, statements of work, and examples. Management of contracts ensuring performance of the supplier to contract obligations. Understand interrelationships between contracts and terms while applying creativity and sound business reasoning to interpret application of contract to business needs..

Supplier Management: Establish segmentation of suppliers for assigned category. Create and implement related management programs to develop, continuously improve, govern, rationalize, manage the performance of, and monitor SLA's of the supply base.

Strategy Sourcing lead, assist, and support the processes, technologies, and operations. Create sourcing strategies for assigned categories. Performs assignments independently with instruction limited to results expected.

Develop and maintain key internal stakeholder relationships to create strategic sourcing models that optimize the value of products and services that support business unit requirement to maintain continuous cost reduction programs for controllable expenditures. Communicate, manage, and drive compliance to category strategies. Provides solutions to a wide range of difficult problems.

May help manage, lead, develop, and mentor related positions, such as Sourcing Analysts while working on critical projects.

Experience leading sourcing and negotiations strategies across many different technology platforms.

Impact You'll Make

Improves compliance and mitigates risk through establishment of competitively negotiated business awards and favorable contract terms.

Development and management of reporting Procurement performance metrics.

Recommends and advises in regards to policies, procedures and programs to ensure compliance with existing regulations and best practices.

Lead cross functional teams through a disciplined sourcing process to support strategic sourcing, supply management and operations objectives. Coordinate with resources in business unit/functional areas such as legal, operations and other support functions to ensure strategies and agreements are well defined and aligned with company needs and objectives

Expectations in the first 90 days – Engage with stakeholders to understand short, medium- and long-term projects that require Procurement support. Understand the procurement operating procedures/systems and deliver some immediate projects to the satisfaction of stakeholders.

What you’ll accomplish beyond 90 days – Create a forward-looking commodity plan to drive long term benefit for stakeholders. Support the delivery of overall Global Procurement savings and strategic targets.

Key projects, business impact (what you [in this role] and this team offers their customer) – The role holder will be a key advocate for the Global Procurement function engaging with stakeholders at all levels of the organization. Projects supported will range in value, from tactical call off contracts to multi-year service agreements and large construction projects.

Department Overview:

Global Procurement is a team of professional buyers and negotiators that acquire products and services that TransUnion requires both locally and globally. The Procurement buying teams are organized by category and commodity and are supported by IT Asset Management (ITAM) and Procurement Operations. The team also manages the relationships with vendors that supply TransUnion and also interfaces with other internal functions that oversee third party relationships such as Information Security, Accounts Payable, Finance, Legal, and Third Party Risk functions. The team manages RFI’s, RFP’s and Predictive Benchmarks to facilitate the bidding process.The two most important objectives in our negotiations is to protect the company and to get the best possible cost of ownership for the products and services being acquired\ Successfully executing global and regional deals in the timelines agreed upon with key stakeholders

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Location

555 W Adams St, Chicago, IL 60661

What are TransUnion Perks + Benefits

TransUnion Benefits Overview

At TransUnion, our associates are our greatest asset. However, we understand that work is only one part of our associates’ lives. We recognize the importance of providing a healthy balance between work and home because that’s really where being a force for good starts.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
We provide U.S.-based associates with a Volunteer Time Off day each year which can be used to donate time outside the office to a cause that matters to them. We also offer a matching gift program.
Partners with Nonprofits
TransUnion partners with non-profits such as Child Rescue Coalition and Credit Abuse Resistance Education (CARE).
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
TransUnion has a Community and Associate Services Team (CAST), which is responsible for planning events, such as our annual holiday party, take your child to work day, company BBQ, and more!
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
We offer virtual yoga and meditation, fitness classes and sponsored races.
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
15% discount on TU stock twice a year
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
We offer a matching gift program for associates who choose to make financial contributions to their selected causes. TransUnion will match up to $2,000/ yr for each associate.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
[email protected] provides backup childcare and eldercare for TU associates.
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Annual holiday party, company BBQ and take your child to work day
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
We provide U.S.-based associates with a Volunteer Time Off day each year which can be used to donate time outside the office to a cause that matters to them.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
We offer associates globally 1:1 career coaching with our career advisor. Additionally, we have various mentorship opportunities across areas of the business as well as across levels.
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

Start your day at TU by grabbing an Intelligentsia coffee or a tasty, hot breakfast from our onsite café. Head up to your workspace where you'll get down to business amidst the inspiring backdrop of beautiful downtown Chicago. Brainstorm onsite with team members in a variety of colorful huddle rooms or collaborate cross-functionally with our offices around the world via video conference, Skype or our intranet. Check things off your to-do list as you continually make progress on key business initiatives. Need a quick break? Challenge your colleagues to a game of ping-pong, pool, foosball, pop-a-shot or Mario Kart in one of our three onsite game rooms. Ready to hit the gym? We have one right downstairs complete with a personal trainer and a selection of free instructor-led fitness classes. Keep your energy up. Take a conference call at one of our walking or bicycle desks. Then attend the quarterly town hall to hear from the TU leadership team on progress in the current quarter and plans for the next. After a day of innovation, wind down in one of our massage chairs or join your colleagues at North Avenue for a game of league volleyball, sponsored by TU!

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